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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,389
Posted By nickair
Re: What do you think - Running Board Step Plates Yes/No

The step plates are stronger than rubber. In the old days it was common to see a round wear mark at the step spot.

I can step over the entire running board, so I don't need them. Although, my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,821
Posted By nickair
Re: International Model A Ford Day Sept 13

Took Bonnie, my wife and the neighbor driving for several hours on the 13th. Makes me think I should drive it more. :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,884
Posted By nickair
Re: door lock philosophy

The old movies and my grandfather have verified what the others are saying about the locks and curb side entry and exit. I wondered why also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,325
Posted By nickair
Re: Fuel Gauge Project

When installing just test fit it first as you may need to bend the float wire to calibrate it. Remove the fuel fill screen and use another wire bent as a hook to grab the float wire and gently pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,620
Posted By nickair
Re: Actual Car Value

Yes, there are different definitions for the term, restored.
Such as the funny, 95 percent restored :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,087
Posted By nickair
Re: Pushing Coolant Out The Overflow

Three blade impeller rebuild sounds good to start.

Do you have a new style cored radiator, or the original style.

The thermostat, if you decide to install, is available in a 160 or 180 degree.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,616
Posted By nickair
Re: Ammeter Hook up confusion

As verification for the above, I just replaced my junction box and replaced dash wiring. It was done as above and I had to reverse my wires at the ammeter from the per spec diagram. This was done as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,902
Posted By nickair
Re: I Think I Can Tour

Looks like a fun trip making good memories.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,643
Posted By nickair
Re: Gauges??

New to Model A's

Very popular basic library of some mentioned above and as follows:

Instruction manual, Model A

Les Andrews mechanics books: Volume I and Volume II.
Les Andrews:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,641
Posted By nickair
Re: Women and model A's

They can both get us to where we want to be.

They can both make sure we don't get to where we want to be.

:-) fun thread...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,174
Posted By nickair
Re: Water pump impeller cut down

The original "A" water pump made a flow rate of 38 gallons per minute. With a new style core radiator it works just fine. My "A" has no overheat issues even cruising in 95 degree weather up long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,385
Posted By nickair
Re: Thermoquail

Just ordered the suggested
Fluorine Rubber O Ring Oil Sealing Gaskets 48mm x 3.5mm

Will report back when installed on my friend's A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,852
Posted By nickair
Re: Testing a coil

If it's bad, you'll get a weak spark or no spark at all. Replace it.

On a coil that tests OK, it still may need replacement. I had a coil that worked flawless when cold. When warm it partially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,591
Posted By nickair
Re: Turn signals with hidden switch

This one looks great if you are upgrading to LED taillight lenses or bulbs.
No need to add any additional rear turn signal lights as you can use your standard rear duolamp housings with LED lights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,782
Posted By nickair
Re: Whats the future of (Ts) and (As)

I concur with this 100%. Working on the classics is part of the hobby/ownership fun. It is also needed to understand the vehicle well.

Personally I appreciate learning from guys like Purdy Swoft,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,385
Posted By nickair
Re: Thermoquail

Last week I had a friend stop by with his 29 coupe. He has the same problem with his quail cap. It is loose at gasket fit and rotates an inch or so as he drives.

Looking for a solution with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,365
Posted By nickair
Re: Radiator-Fan clearance

Bill, I also have about 3/4" angle, top to bottom difference. Tom, above is a guy to listen to as he knows his stuff. All Model A's I have seen are at a slight angle, (fan to radiator,) with the A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,782
Posted By nickair
Re: Whats the future of (Ts) and (As)

The A and T hobby will certainly decline, but will not die out for decades.

For one thing A's and T's are the affordable car hobby, at least initially.

I heard they make one electric motor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,226
Posted By nickair
Re: Cross Country, in a Stock Coupe!

Gary above has great advice. Advertise like you are here for assistance en-route. You will likely have many offers as Gary said.

This method of has been successful for many on an adventure, in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,598
Posted By nickair
Re: I'm miserable

So sorry for your pain. Burns are the worst for darn pain. Been there. Use some antibiotic burn cream. Infection was what they told me to protect from with a burn hang in there and we will be praying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By nickair
Re: Throttle Linkage

Pat may very well be spot on with the Accelerator Pedal Linkage being bent from an engine install. We will look for clearance issues as suggested.

I agree with Bob and Purdey as to the shaft pin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By nickair
Re: Throttle Linkage

Hardtimes is right. Thank you. A photo is worth a 1000 words.

The Accelerator Pedal Linkage shaft shows some slop. When inspecting operation today, located at the right side (bottom in photo) of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By nickair
Throttle Linkage

I have a friend that has a 28 tudor that is not getting full power with a top speed of 45.

Upon inspection today the carb is not getting full throw from the throttle linkage. It appears...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 55,258
Posted By nickair
Re: What Other Hobbies & Interests Do You Have?

Model A's for three generations in my family.

Driving and working on my Model A is my fun hobby.
Flying my high performance aerobatic RV7 is my exciting hobby.
Rebuilding our 1934 farm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,717
Posted By nickair
Re: New Model A owners

I found a 31 tudor (55A) at a garage sale. It was the fourth of July and my wife wanted to go to a garage sale in the foot hills of the coast range mountains. I went home and rented a uhaul trailer...
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